Free funerals

[Published on 4 Jan, 1998]

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (MBA) will provide
free funerals for poor Thais as part of the Chuay Thai
(Thais Help Thais) scheme to help the less fortunate during
the economic crisis.

Low-income families would now be able to save thousands of
baht spent on cremations at 40 designated Buddhist temples
throughout the capital.

Low-income families usually take loans with high interest rates
to organise funerals.